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Dr Jan Myburgh BVSc (Hons), MMedVet (Med) Bov

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of VLS
Lecturer in Toxicology
University of Pretoria

Dr. Jan Myburgh, BVSc (Hons), MMedVet(Med)Bov is a senior lecturer in the Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa. Jan Myburgh qualified as a veterinarian in 1984. During the first ±18 years of his career he focused mostly on bovine medicine, reproduction and surgery (in the Department of Production Animal Studies, University of Pretoria). Jan Myburgh is an active member of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, USA; Society for Theriogenology, USA; and the South African Veterinary Association and Wildlife Group of the South African Veterinary Association. He is also involved with several non-veterinary societies or associations, e.g. South African Wildlife Management Association, Herpetological Association of Africa, Aquatox Forum, Raptor Conservation Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust, Grassland Society of Southern Africa and Société Internationale De Biospéologie. During 2002 he moved over to the Department of Paraclinical Sciences to enable him to focus more on environmental issues (e.g. toxicology and conservation medicine). He organized the developing country session of the Envirovet Summer Institute from 2004 to 2006. Aquatic pollution and the effects on aquatic animals (e.g. Nile crocodile and Sharptooth catfish) are his main research focus areas at the moment. Africa (and also the rest of the world) would benefit significantly from veterinarians interested in conservation medicine and applying these principles to make our planet a better place for all of us….